Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla
HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred to FC Barcelona B on Jan. 25, 2018. Re-acquired on loan from Barcelona B through the 2019 season on August 7, 2019. Acquired on permanent transfer and signed to a two-year contract, with two option years, on January 15, 2020.
Tabla comes back to MLS after 1.5 years with Barcelona B and admittedly becomes one of the most exciting young attacking players in the league again. He's an electric winger with vast potential. He will look to bounce back from a disappointing spell in Spain.
OUTSIDE MLS: In his only USL season, with FC Montreal, Tabla recorded five goals and five assists in 21 games and 1,685 minutes. Scored his first professional goal on April 9 against Toronto FC II. He played 31 games with the Catalan club, including one with FC Barcelona U19 in the UEFA U19 Championship, scoring three goals and adding two assists. In the winter of 2019, he was loaned out to Albacete Balompié, in Spain’s second division, where he played two games.
INTERNATIONAL: Though born in the Ivory Coast, Tabla has represented Canada. He has two senior caps.